Wednesday, October 18, 2006

"Censorship is back"

My dear entrepreneurial friends started a website way back when, selling gay porn dvd's and toys.
[Note: Gay Porn Toys do not seem to be massively different to straight porn toys. I know this because I was there for the box-opening… of the toys. All puns unintentional].

They had to close it down because of various SA laws. It was a sad day. So much amusement was gained from that site & its visitors’ requests.

[I would also like it noted that even though they were in the industry, for my birthday they gave me...earrings!]

Now I received the following email from my friends. They are adamant I must sign this petition. I am a bit worried about what putting my name against such a cry of outrage will mean in 20 years time when I am the 1st contender for role of the Secretary General of the UN.

So instead, I urge you to! So that my friends will get off my back, and also out of deep concern for some of you, whose work hours will be significantly affected if the crackdown takes place.

I just found out that that the South African Government, through the Film
and Publications board is planning a complete crackdown on all South African
based adult sites and their visitors. According to this website I found (, and I quote, "Anyone
caught accessing or sending pornographic material via the Internet or from a
cellphone will end up behind bars."

The website makes a very good point that Children must be protected from
accessing adult material, and that certain types of material should not be
allowed. But it also states that even though there are available systems in
place to do exactly that, that the FPB is simply ignoring this and taking an
attitude of everything must be shut down.

Please visit the site and if you agree with what they say, add your name to the petition.

I have already added my name and am doing my best to make sure that
everyone I know finds out about this, and hopefully by doing this, I can make
some difference in governments half thought out Cowboy tactics.

Please forward this email to your friends (Well to the ones who enjoy
browsing material of this nature).


[Yes, Rev, not all puns throughout this posting were unintentional.]


Revolving Credit said...

caught accessing or sending pornographic material via the Internet or from a
cellphone will end up behind bars."

So what they gonna do once they've arrested all the members of parliment and 90% of the popoluation who have internet connectivity??

So how was the box-opening? Was Jack there? Cowboy tactics?? My friends will get of my back??

Sounds likes someone sure as hell sadddled you up!

m said...

Just host it somewhere else, like Sweden for example. Sweden has a proud history of supporting porn. All kinds of porn. With gay porn not even being considered porn, unless goats, rottweilers and traffic cones are involved.

Anonymous said...

I know it's slightly off the point, but going from Kofi to Champagne will be a definite improvement for the UN.

Anonymous said...

Lets see how Ban Ki-Moon holds up first. I'd like to see this country organise a crackdown on porn - really i would. Poison Ivy would have to get off her fat ass to implement this - as if thats gonna happen.

Champagne Heathen said...

Rev, nobody has been breaking my mountains around these parts!

Poor MPs...they might even be bored enough to work as a result!

Montchan - a traffic cone!?!? I have about 10 of these in the street just outside my office. I suddenly feel like I am caught in a setting for a porn flick!

Great, so if they pass this law, please expect half of the SA blogging world on your doorsteo looking for a shopping cart to sleep under!

Kyk - Aaaah, sweet! I'd rock!! Unless you mean the drinks, not the people!?

Champagne Heathen said...

Wasn't Poison Ivy Drew Barrymore? That wasn't porn! That was good family fun, they even show it during prime time family-movie hour.

Aah, of course, don't worry, we'll always have E-TV late night tv & its adverts!

Anonymous said...

Um... - Poison "Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri " champs. Our esteemed minister of communications.

Champagne Heathen said...

I've never seen her credited at the beginning of any late night tv movie!!?!?

Revolving Credit said...

Just realised that the email address petition is a great way to generate an email marketing list.
The peeps have already expressed their interest in the porn goods and toys being sold. Sneaky..Ilike it.

Revolving Credit said...

Didn't know we had ministers who moonlight as porn stars.

The cabinet just scored brwnie points in my book.

Do you think that Manto may be moonlighting as a circus elephant?

Champagne Heathen said...

Ah those sneaky porn industry guys. But I guess you don't get into the business just because you only have a pretty face. Well the men definitely don't! Anyway...

Or she's running around dressed-up as the mascot to the Bryanston Organic market, every weekend.

Revolving Credit said...

Ah, she would be the one dressed up as the organic beetroot!

Champagne Heathen said...

Exactly!! Maybe I'll pass by that market this weekend & shake her disguised hand, or throw some of the produce at her.

(Rev, as always, if/when the government finds this blog & decides to sue me for're going down with me!)

Revolving Credit said...

(Rev, as always, if/when the government finds this blog & decides to sue me for're going down with me!)

Pray tell, who are they gonna make us go down on? Not beetroot??

'Ahhhhhhhhhhh....'he shouts running away in utter terror!!

Champagne Heathen said...

You are one sick sick puppy Rev! Of all the ways you could have interpreted that, you chose THAT way. Now I have to go & take a shower, just because I read such an idea...not even imagined it!

Revolving Credit said...

Sorry, can't hear you '..Ahhhhhhh....' still running away in terror

Peas on Toast said...

Hey I'll sign it, why not? ;)

Champagne Heathen said...

Of course you would Peas! Because you know what's good for all of us!
You all better be signing it though. Could you imagine a world without porn....that thought might cause Rev to restart his screaming running!

the salami from killarney said...

To be perfectly honest, this whole thing sounds like a load of horse to me. I'm not bothered by it in the slightest.

Champagne Heathen said...

It would be impressive to watch the gov try to pull it off though!!

And careful, that was what most people originally said when rumours 1st started about gov banning smoking from public areas.